Language Classes Programs
The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute offers the most comprehensive selection of language classes in the Los Angeles area. Classes are held at our facility located at 8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 250 in Beverly Hills, CA. Most classes are scheduled during the evening with the first session running from 6:00 to 7:20 p.m and the second session running from 7:35 to 8:55 p.m. Some 80-minute classes in French, Italian, and Spanish are also offered during the day. See the Schedule for a complete list of all classes. If you want details on a specific language, please use the right-hand navigation bar.
Most of our scheduled language classes are designed for adult students who want to learn a another language. We also have the following alternative programs:
English – Accent Reduction – Classes evaluate the student’s problem areas and practice exercises designed to target and remedy those areas. Course includes pronunciation, stress, enunciation, diction, tonality, musicality, syntax, and articulation though use of vowel / consonant exercises, work chants, tongue twisters and readings. Individual attention is given to each student’s area of difficulty.
Native Speaker English – These classes are for people who grew up speaking English but want to improve and refine their English. Designed to give you the critical edge in English communication, these classes particularly target grammar as well as spelling and pronunciation.
Little Linguals – Designed for children aged 6-11, the Little Lingual classes in Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and Persian are geared to get an early start on language learning while helping children enjoy and appreciate a different culture. This is the best time for them to learn a foreign language. Our exciting “Little Lingual” classes meet once a week during the afternoon for one hour. Class content includes: Alphabet, Songs, Games, Practical Words and Phrases, and Basic Dialogs. Ages 12 and above can join our regularly scheduled adult classes.
Travel Classes – Designed for people who are planning a trip and want to get more out of their travel experience by learning some of the language before departing for a French, Italian or Spanish speaking country, these classes are held twice a week for one month. These classes focus more on travel conversation, pronunciation, culture, and some travel destinations, but they are first-and-foremost a language class that will teach the basics of the language to those who want an overview of a language, or a quick refresher course. (More Information)
Some people prefer to take private lessons instead of joining a scheduled class, or take private lessons to occasionally augment their classes. The advantages of private lessons are that the sessions are tailored to the specific needs of the students and they can be useful if the student’s language knowledge is uneven, if a more intensified study program is needed, or if scheduling or privacy is a concern. With our large staff of native speaking teachers we can schedule private lessons in most languages. In addition to the languages with scheduled classes listed above we also teach (or have taught) private lessons in languages including Bulgarian, Cantonese, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swahili, and Urdu.
We sell our private lessons in packages of eight 80-minute sessions unless you are enrolled in a class and then they can be scheduled individually. Please call us at (323) 651-5000 for more details.
Translating and Interpreting
With a roster of over 80 native-speaking teachers in over 30 different languages, the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute has the expertise to address many translating and interpreting challenges. This is a highly customized offering, so please call us at (323) 651-5000 to discuss your translating or interpreting requirements.